|Vinh International Airport’s new terminal is expected to be completed by 2020. - VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — The Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) has submitted a proposal on the expansion of Vinh City International Airport in the central province of Nghệ An to the Ministry of Transport, reports Vietnam News Agency.
With investment of VNĐ3 trillion (US$129 million), the corporation expects to build a new terminal, a new airport apron, upgrade and expand the current apron by 2020.
According to the ACV, the airport is currently overloaded at peak hours and the numbers of passengers, flights and goods transported through the airport are predicted to exceed its designed capacity. By upgrading and expanding the airport, connections between Nghệ An Province and other localities will be improved.
The new terminal will be able to receive 5 million passengers a year, raising the total annual capacity of Vinh International Airport to 10 million passengers. Investors are currently working on the terminal’s design and a feasibility study.
To ensure the project stays on schedule, Nghệ An authorities have committed to working with ACV in necessary procedures, including land clearance.
The ACV has asked the Ministry of Transport to approve the project and allow the corporation to be the main investor. — VNS